The Gecy family from South Carolina was enjoying a nice boat ride when they spotted something on the McTeer Bridge between Beaufort and Lady's Island. They believed that the mysterious orange blob was an octopus and went in for a closer look (who wouldn't?).
This Family Thought They Were Rescuing An Octopus, But Got The Surprise Of Their Life Instead
It's a good thing they decided to investigate because it turns out it wasn't an octopus at all — not even close, in fact. It was a tiny, 6-week-old orange kitten who was clinging to the oyster pilings at the base of the bridge.
Because of the strange location the cat was found in, the family says they can only assume he fell or was thrown off the bridge. "It was very odd circumstances as to where we found him," Gecy said.
The family took the kitten home and cleaned and fed him before taking him to the Port Royal Veterinary Hospital on Monday afternoon, to be checked out by a vet.
“He is in remarkably good shape, considering everything,” veterinarian Marikay Campbell told Island Packet.
The family's next stop was Beaufort County Animal Shelter, where the family plans to get the kitten neutered and vaccinated.
Thankfully, the kitten seems to be doing great now and was given a clean bill of health by the vet.